Genting to cruise the skies on world’s largest private tour plane

Crystal AirCruises – the luxury private jet operator owned by Genting Hong Kong – has unveiled the inaugural itinerary onboard its soon-to-launch 86-seater Crystal Skye aircraft, the world’s only twin-aisle private plane.

Crystal Skye will depart from Hong Kong or Macau on September 30 on a eight-night voyage to Nairobi and Tahiti, priced at US$45,000 per guest and including hotels and accommodation, food, all beverages, entertainment, private plane transfers and butler service.

Plane interior

The plane also has the highest crew to passenger ratio of any twin-aisle aircraft, and offers 88 Crystal Exclusive Class seats designed for maximum personal space and convertible to 180-degree lie-flat beds. Features include a social lounge with stand-up bar, while cuisine will be prepared by an executive chef in two state-of-the-art galleys, and paired with an elegant premium wine list from the Crystal Skye Cellar.

Other comforts available onboard include Bose Noise Cancelling headphones, Apple iPads, complimentary global Wi-Fi, interactive TVs with on-demand programming and music library, individual USB ports and power outlets, and a live cockpit-to-ground listening channel.

Crystal AirCruises will take delivery of Crystal Skye on August 1 from Greenpoint Technologies in Washington and will be christened on August 12 during the Virtuoso Week in Las Vegas.

Crystal Skye will also be made available for private charters for one to 28 nights. With its ability to fly non-stop for 19 hours, longer than any commercial air flight (surpassing the current longest route from Singapore to New York at 16-17 hours), it affords guests a wide range of destinations to choose from on their private journeys.

The Crystal US offices and Genting offices will be the main sales points for the aircraft charters, while the aircraft will be operated for Crystal AirCruises by Comlux Aruba NV.

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